I’m living with an obsession disorder – a struggle I know all too well. It’s hard to explain, but this disorder requires me to focus intently on one person, and it preoccupies my thoughts to the point where it interferes with my daily life.
When I first faced this issue, I was anxious and scared. I worried about the potential consequences of my obsessive behavior and didn’t know how to manage it in a healthy way. Over time, though, I’ve established some strategies that have been immensely helpful in helping me keep the disorder under control.
One major thing that helped was reaching out for help from family and friends who provided emotional support and understanding without judging me for what I was going through. It made all the difference to know that they were there when times were tough. Additionally, having someone to talk to about my feelings helped normalize them as something that is a part of life rather than something shameful or embarrassing.
With guidance from professionals, I also gained skills which enabled me to take control of my own thoughts and feelings so that their severity decreased over time. Learning how to engage in weekly practice activities such as relaxation techniques, positive self-talk, and mindfulness exercises allowed me to reach a place of peace instead of feeling overwhelmed by fear and anxiety surrounding my obsession disorder.
This has been a difficult journey, but what has worked best for me is being open and honest with myself about my issues. It’s okay not feel okay sometimes, even if we feel ashamed or embarrassed by our problems or thoughts at first. Through asking for help and creating positive coping mechanisms tailored around managing my individual experience with an obsession disorder, life has become much more manageable now than ever before